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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: “The other magic mountain. A response to Alpbach”

Culture / Performance
in englischer Sprache

Inspired by the thematic variety offered by the Forum, the Ensemble of the Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art will present their play to the Alpbach audience. They
developed the piece under the professional direction of Nona Shepphard and Joseph Kloska.

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Introduction
Actor and Dancer, London
Actress, London
Actress, London
Actress, London
Actor, London
Actor, London
Playwright; Associate Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
Actor and Film-Maker, London

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Jonathan BONNICI

Actor and Dancer, London

 Jonathan Bonnici is a London based actor who went from a University background in philosophy and politics to the 3 year training at RADA, after graduating in 2008 he has pursued a commercial acting career that has included playing lead roles at the National Theatre, with Headlong theatre as well as regular work in television and film. Concurrent to this Jon has been developing his own artistic practice first through workshops and performance with Grotowski inspired companies like Song of the Goat and Teatralne and then moving more towards a purer laboratory approach with companies such as the experimental theatre company 'Via Negative' in Ljubljana and most recently with Dr Karla Shacklock in her 'Beyond' Bristol project. Jon is also a a theatre maker and in 2013 he was awarded grants in the UK and Denmark to develop a performance piece on the subject of contemporary forms of violence. He is currently a re-occuring character in 'Vatican' a new Pilot for American TV directed by Ridley Scott. 

Molly Sabrina GROMADZKI

Actress, London

 Molly graduated from RADA in 2012. Her first appearance was in  Ladybird by Russian playwright Vassily Sigarev at the New Diorama theatre, London (nominated for a best off west end award). Shortly after, she won a guest lead role on television and a role in Irish biopic  Noble . Molly also played the lead female in a two actor romantic short film Glance by Conkerco which has had exceptional reviews. She has recently completed a RADA/ Circus Space collaboration with director Nona Shepphard where she appeared as Miranda in Scenes from The Tempest. Molly can next be seen on the London stage portraying Lady Macbeth from Macbeth as she joins an Icelandic creative team at the Arcola Theatre this autumn.


Actress, London

2012 Fi Collins, HOLBY CITY, BBC, Paul Harrisson
2008 Duchess of Bedford , CASUALTY 1909 , Stone City Films/BBC, Bryn Higgins
Sally, LEWIS, ITV, Billie Eltringham
2013 Proserpine, CANDIDA, Theatre Royal Bath, Simon Godwin
Juliet, HELLO/GOODBYE, Hampstead Theatre, Tamara Harvey
2012 Lady Maria Amaranth, WILD OATS, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Mark Rosenblatt
Anne Boleyn, ANNE BOLEYN, ETT and Globe Tour, John Dove
Caroline, ROOM SERVICE INCLUDED, The Mill at Sonning, Andy De La Tour
2011 Rosalind, AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare’s Globe and tour, James Dacre
Lisette, THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE, Salisbury Playhouse, Philip Wilson
2010 Adriana, COMEDY OF ERRORS, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Philip Franks
Helena, THE FAIRY QUEEN, Tour to BAM New York, Paris and Caen, Jonathan Kent
2009 Una, BLACKBIRD, Salisbury Playhouse, Philip Wilson
Gwendolen, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Irina Brown
Sister Claire, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Festival Theatre Chichester, Trevor Nunn
Lottie, THIS NIGHT FORWARD, A Man, A Woman and a Bed, Southwark Playhouse, Gordon Murray
2008 Clare, BROKEN WINDOW THEORY, One Night Stand, Soho Theatre, Paul Christie
Jennifer, IGNITION 2, Royal Court Theatre, Lyndsey Turner
2009 Radio Play, Louka, ARMS AND THE MAN, Ukemi Productions, David Timson
2007 Audio Book, Narrator, HOW TO FIND YOUR DREAM JOB, Infinite Ideas
Audio Book, Narrator, PERFECT ROMANCE, Infinite Ideas
2000-2001 Voiceover, THE HOOBS, CHANNEL 4, Mellie Buse
1999 Audio Book, PINGU, PENGUIN BOOKS, Mellie Buse
1998 Audio Book, Lavender, MATILDA, PENGUIN BOOKS, Mellie Buse
 Short Film:
2009 Amy, A SMALL GOOD THING, If & When Productions, Jack Laurance

Daisy Elizabeth HUGHES

Actress, London

 Daisy graduated from RADA in 2012.
 Prior to training Daisy played the role of Cynthia Horrocks in the series  The Worst Witch for Granada TV and Clarence s daughter in Richard III for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
 Theatre since training includes: Phyllida in  Gallathea for Shakespeare s Globe, Lucy in  Swimming on tour with The Hotbed New Writing Festival at Soho Theatre, The Cambridge Junction and Colchester Mercury, Stella in  Playing With Grown Ups at Theatre 503 and Isabella in  The Illusion at The Southwark Playhouse.


Actor, London

1999-2003 University College London, Paris IV Sorbonne, BA (first class hons) History and French
2003-2006 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, BA Acting
2006-2007 BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award
2007 Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, The Vertical Hour (Royal Court)
2008 Three Sisters (Royal Exchange), Fast Labour (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
2009 Made in Dagenham, Pete versus Life (Channel 4)
2010 Comedy of Errors (Regents Park)
2011 The School for Scandal (Barbican), Measure for Measure, Written on the Heart (RSC)
2012 Written on the Heart (West End), Tom and Jenny (BBC)
2013 The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, Moby-Dick (Simple8/Arcola)
2014 Boeing Boeing (Sheffield Crucible), The Christmas Truce (RSC)


Actor, London

  Jonathan Livingstone is a prolific stage actor. Starting with various performances in productions directed by Marcus Condron, he went on to train at RADA, where he had parts in La Malquerida, Romeo and Juliet, The Strangeness of Others, A Number, Women Beward Women, The Cabinet Minister, Tartuffe, Blood Ties (Antigone), Vassa, and Man Equals Man, between 2006 and 2008.
 Upon graduating, he gained the part of Doug in Lyndsey Turner s production of Ignition 2 in the Royal Court Theatre s Jerwood Upstairs. This same year, as well as playing the Cheshire Cat in Alice in the Walled Garden, he also joined the Propeller cast to play The Prince of Morocco and Hippolyta in Edward Hall s visionary productions of Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night s Dream.
 In 2009, Livingstone played David Taylor in War Horse, the National Theatre s production that toured to the New London Theatre. After a 2010 appearance at the Arcola Theatre in North London, he returned to Propeller to play Lysander and Snout in Edward Hall s Pocket Dream. 2011 has seen him feature in 7 new plays by young writers, produced by Kids Company and the National Theatre Studio. He has also played Adriana in Propeller s Pocket Comedy, and Curtis in the RSC s production of The Taming of the Shrew. This same year, he gained the part of Andy Taylor in BBC television show Holby City, whilst in 2012 he appeared in Redwave Films Still Life.


Playwright; Associate Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Nona Shepphard is a freelance writer, director and deviser with over 150 productions and 40 commissioned plays to her credit. Her plays for a young audience recieved several awards and have been presented in the USA, Canada, Europe and Russia. Among her most recent writings are: "Signs of a Star-Shaped Diva" for GraeaeTheatre Company/Theatre Royal Stratford and Therese Raquin a musical version of Emile Zola's novel. She is the Associate Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and Creative Director of RADA Enterprises.

James David TAYLOR

Actor and Film-Maker, London

 Writing - Stage:
 Production - Venue - Director - Year
2013 Dad s Dead (Reading), Young Vic, Laura Keefe
The Holy Trinity (Rapid Write), Theatre 503, Rebecca Murphy
2012 Murder Of Crows (Reading), Rada, Laura Keefe
 Writing - Film:
 Production - Duration/Details/Camera Director - Year
2013 Laura, 15min/Short Film/Canon 7d, Mark Taylor & Jay Taylor
London Bridge, 5min/Short Film/Canon 7d, Mark Taylor & Jay Taylor
Homecoming, 4min/Short Film/Canon 7d, Mark Taylor & Jay Taylor
 Acting - Stage:
 Production - Character - Company - Year
2012 I Heart Peterborough, Hew, Soho Theatre
Joe/Boy, Joe, The Last Refuge
2011 A Clockwork Orange, Alex, Citizens Theatre
2010 The Fading Hum, Ted, 24/7 Festival
The Ducks, K Papatango
2009 Troilus And Cressida, Diomedes, Shakespeare s Globe
2008 S***Mix, Harry, Trafalgar Studios
Posh (Rough Cuts), David, Royal Court
2007 Titus Andronicus, Bestiari, Shakespeare s Globe
 Acting - Film:
 Production - Character - Company - Year
2013 Promise, Nigel, Harvey/Brown
Release, Daniel, Foundling Films
2012 Good Night, Ian, Lfs
2011 A Fantastic Fear& , Baseball, Universal Pictures
2010 Red Tails, Lt. Owens, Lucasfilm
2008 Donkey Punch, Marcus, Warp X/Film 4
Blooded, Si, Magma Pictures
2007 Rise Of The Footsoldier, Chris, Carnaby Films
 Acting - Television:
 Production - Character - Company - Year
2013 Silk, Dean Trent, BBC
Holby City, Gareth Mason, BBC
2012 Midsomer Murders, Peter Groves, Itv
Teaboys, Ricky, Bbc/Tiger Aspect
2011 Misfits (Series 3), Mark, E4
Sirens, David, Channel 4
Casualty, Dr. Simon Roper, BBC
2008 Consuming Passion, Joseph Henley, BBC
The Bill, Dan Cox, Itv
2007 The Fixer: Season 1, Jude Cassidy, Itv/Kudos
Daphne, Evan Davies, BBC
Holby City, Jon Fox, BBC

Cultural Programme

show timetable
Kategorie: all Culture


15:15 - 15:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience”Culture
17:00 - 17:30Opening Concert Part IICulture
19:00 - 19:15Marco Szedenik »World and Spirit. The Philosophers’ Cycle (First Part)«Culture


16:30 - 17:00Body Experiences – Günter Brus. Photographs from ActionsCulture
18:00 - 20:00International EveningCulture
18:05 - 18:15The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Introduces ItselfCulture


16:00 - 17:30Remembering Arthur KoestlerCulture


16:00 - 17:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture
18:00 - 19:30Radix Chamber Ensemble: “Worth the Experience: Dynamics”Culture


15:15 - 16:00Back to the FutureCulture


18:00 - 19:30Lüder Wohlenberg: “Spontaneous Recovery”Culture


16:45 - 18:00Markus Lüpertz “Unruhe auf dem Olymp”Culture
18:00 - 20:00“Foreign” by Miriam FassbenderCulture


17:00 - 19:00Speakers´ Night: European Values – Who? Where? When?Culture


16:30 - 18:00Vienna Lectures: “Maintaining and Shaping Relationships – between Respect, Politeness, Correctness and Solidarity”Culture
19:00 - 21:00“Alphabet” by Erwin WagenhoferCulture


18:00 - 19:30Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: “The other magic mountain. A response to Alpbach”Culture


09:00 - 11:00“The Priest’s Children” by Vinko BresanCulture
18:30 - 19:30Slavic Summer. Eastern European Weather. (Literature, Jokes and Music)Culture


17:30 - 19:00Cine Science: “Crime and Prosecution on US TV-Shows as Value Discourse”Culture


11:00 - 14:00Live Painting: NychosCulture
18:30 - 19:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicCulture


19:00 - 20:00Luma.LaunischCulture


16:00 - 17:00“Rasende Ruinen: Wie Detroit sich neu erfindet” by Katja KullmannCulture
17:30 - 19:00Rosemary’s ValuesCulture


17:30 - 19:00Franui: “Fresh Merchandise”Culture


08:15 - 08:30Quartet of the Vienna PhilharmonicCulture